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Poster: snoori Date: Oct 6, 2019 7:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: R.I.P Ginger Baker

The heavenly orchestra has a new drummer, one of the most idiosyncratic, energetic.and and talented.of them all - farewell Mr.Baker.

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Poster: Lokomotiv2 Date: Oct 6, 2019 4:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: R.I.P Ginger Baker

Just as the British Invasion opened my ears and exposed me to American Blues musicians, Ginger Baker gave us exposure to African music.

His Airforce Africa '70 LP with Fela Kuti made quite an impression on me.
It found its way onto my turntable many times away back when.
40+ years later I'm still feeling the groove.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-13fFJI7MnM

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Oct 7, 2019 8:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: R.I.P Ginger Baker

Best know to us from Cream, and his influence on Rock drummers, he was in some ways , more a jazz drummer .
If you watch the "Beware" film, what he seems most genuinely proud of is the praise he gained from his heroes , like Max Roach .
And I second Lokomotiv2's comment on his dive into African music .
I think his work he did later in life was amazing .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVF50PI3db4&;fbclid=IwAR2meHrIPVpmCzKxqRtiq-AqymopCfU27JSYSFdXb8Rfkel4jFoCBOSUMvU

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 6, 2019 11:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: R.I.P Ginger Baker

Agreed.

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Poster: snoori Date: Oct 7, 2019 4:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: R.I.P Ginger Baker

Hey WT, If I hadn't seen the obituaray (Guardian) today I would not have known
he was Peter Edward Baker.
Did you know that ?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 7, 2019 6:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: R.I.P Ginger Baker

I can't say I was aware of his full name per se, I just got used to reading or hearing a sequence of names prior to "Ginger" followed by "Baker" (like his wiki entry)...Over the past ten yrs I think I've watched and read everything about them one way and another.